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UNC System President Peter Hans ’91 will be the keynote speaker for Carolina’s University Day as it celebrates its 228th birthday on Oct. 12.
This year marks the 50th birthday of the UNC System as the governing agency of the state’s public universities. Hans, a former president of the N.C. Community College System and former member of the GAA Board of Directors, has been president of the UNC System since August 2020.
The campus first recognized University Day in 1877, marking the 1793 laying of the cornerstone of Old East, the nation’s first state university building, and the beginning of public higher education in the United States.
The ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. in Memorial Hall. Classes will be cancelled from 1:45 to 3:30 p.m.
On University Day, Carolina presents awards to distinguished alumni, faculty and staff.
This year’s recipients of the Distinguished Alumna and Alumnus Awards are:
These awards will be presented to faculty and staff:
University Day will not include a traditional faculty procession this year, and attendees will be required to follow all of UNC’s COVID-19 Community Standards, including wearing a mask inside Memorial Hall.
For more information, visit the University Day website.